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Eat That Frog

By: Brian Tracy

21 ways to stop procrastinating and get more things done faster: 

  1. Set the table — clarify what your objectives are.
  2. Plan every day in advance — think on paper. 
  3. Apply the 80/20 rule — remember that 20% of your activities will count for 80% of your results, so concentrate on that top 20%. 
  4. Consider the consequences — your most important tasks will have the greatest consequences on your life or work (positive or negative), concentrate on these above all. 
  5. Practice the ABCD method — before you begin working, organize them by value and priority so that you can start with the most important. 
  6. Focus on key result areas — find what will result in getting your work accomplished and work on those all day long. 
  7. Practice the law of forced efficiency — there’s never enough time to do everything but always enough time to do the most important things, so what are they? 
  8. Prepare thoroughly before you begin — proper prior preparation prevents poor performance. 
  9. Upgrade your skills — the more knowledgeable and better you become at your skills, the quicker you can get them accomplished. 
  10. Leverage your special talents — determine what you are or could be good at and throw your whole heart into doing those very well.
  11. Identify your key constraints — find what slows you down or stops you and determine to alleviate them. 
  12. Take it one oil barrel at a time — you can accomplish anything if you will take it one step at a time. 
  13. Put the pressure on yourself — imagine you had to leave town for a week and you had to finish certain things before you left. 
  14. Maximize your personal powers — identify your most productive mental and physical times in the day and structure your most important tasks at those times. 
  15. Motivate yourself into action — be your own cheerleader; always be optimistic; find the good in every situation. 
  16. Practice creative procrastination — since you can’t do everything, focus on what you can do and put the other things to the side. 
  17. Do the most difficult thing first — identify the hardest task and determine to stay at it until it is finished. 
  18. Slice and dice the task — break the large tasks into bite-sized pieces and do them one at a time until you finish. 
  19. Create large chunks of time — organize your day into chunks until you can finish with the task that needs to be accomplished. 
  20. Develop a sense of urgency — make a habit of getting things done and not stopping until you are finished. 
  21. Single-handle every task — set clear priorities and start on your tasks, working on them until they are finished. 

Jeffrey Bush

Jeff Bush became the General Director of Vision Baptist Mission in May 2012. Prior to this assignment the Bush family faithfully served the Lord for 8 years in Argentina, South America. During their time in Argentina, God blessed their efforts resulting in five churches, a radio ministry, and a Bible college to train those called to the ministry.

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